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Confederate (CSV)

Private

George Zeller

(c. 1837 - 1862)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was a 24 year old butcher living in New Orleans when he enlisted in Company K of the 6th Louisiana Infantry in May 1861.

On the Campaign

Mortally wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September.

The rest of the War

Originally buried "East of J. C. Grove's warehouse, on hill near a new house" on the battlefield at Sharpsburg. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1, with roster data from Booth2. At least two 1861 letters from Zeller to his family are in the Regimental files at the Antietam National Battlefield.

Birth

c. 1837; New Orleans, LA

Death

09/18/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD

Notes

1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 5046]

2   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 3, Pg. 1189  [AotW citation 5047]